12 December 2017 02:24 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel visit to Egypt

Monday، 27 February 2017 - 03:25 PM

2-3 March 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a visit to Egypt on March 2 for talks with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

 

Merkel will be accompanied by a high-level economic delegation. The talks will tackle boosting bilateral cooperation in the economic field.

 

The talks will also touch on the latest developments in Libya, fighting terrorism, illegal immigration and the security conditions in the Middle East and Africa.

 

Merkel is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb and Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese.

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech that Egypt is a pivotal country in the Middle East and plays a key role in maintaining regional stability.

Egypt has taken steps toward economic transformation, Merkel acknowledged, noting, however, that a big country as Egypt should make strides to be able to strike a balance between population growth and economic reform.

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